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Backlight Bleeding

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wisc75 Calculating status...
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Mar 14, 2011 5:18 PM
I am having the backlight bleeding problem as well.
iPad 2 32GB
  • HuskieN Level 3 Level 3 (980 points)
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    Mar 14, 2011 5:29 PM (in response to wisc75)
    You are going to wait for the lines to die down before you go to get it exchanged, or at least I wouldnsince there aren't many widely available. Not much else you can do.


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    iPad 1, iOS 4, Windows 7 64-Bit :(
  • rogierlevi Calculating status...
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    Mar 15, 2011 6:34 AM (in response to wisc75)
    hi , im definately gonna buy a ipad...but does anyone know when its safe to buy...Considering that with future shioments apple will want to make sure that they dont get this problem again
  • Larry Gualano Calculating status...
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    Mar 15, 2011 7:56 AM (in response to rogierlevi)
    If you're willing to wait a little while, it's possible Apple will release a statement regarding the issue.
    Power Mac G5, MacBook Pro, Powerbook G4, iPods, iPhones, Airport, Apple TV, Mac OS X (10.6.6), Pro Tools 7.4 HD
  • Count Rockula Calculating status...
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    Mar 15, 2011 9:31 AM (in response to wisc75)
    Yes, now is DEFINITELY not the right time to buy one. The bleeding problem appears to be rampant. Really sad if you ask me. But they'll figure it out.
    iMac G5 Core 2 Duo 2.33 GHz, 3 GB Ram/iMac G5 (early 2008) 2.66 20", 4GB mem, Mac OS X (10.5.6), Parallels XP user, iPod Touch 3rd Gen 64gig
  • iamjona Calculating status...
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    Mar 18, 2011 4:30 PM (in response to wisc75)
    Apple store swapped mine with a new one already and it's still has the same issue. When I called Apple I talked with a supervisor or something he tried to ******** with me that it's very normal for iPad 2 to have this problem it's just its nature, so I told him that my Ipad 1 LCD's doesn't has this issue at all. he said that iPad 2 has a different design that iPad 1 which make iPad 2 thinner so this is what to expect. so I told him that (which is the truth) I bought 2 iPad 2 on launch date one for myself and one for my friend, but my friend's iPad 2 doesn't has this problem at all, so he made appointment for me with Apple store in The Grove, Los Angeles and my genius guy tried to ******** too that it's normal because all the iPad 2 in his store has the same backlight bleeding too! so do all of his friends and his manager's iPad 2, but he said that he will order a new one for me anyway but it's most likely that it'll still has the same problem. I'm so ******!
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  • dc202 Calculating status...
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    Mar 18, 2011 4:55 PM (in response to wisc75)
    I received my new, fresh from Chengdu China iPad1 today (got the discontinued price) and first thing I checked was the bleeding issue plaguing the iPad2. Took it to a dark room and pulled up a black screen. Absolutely no bleeding.
    My bet is that the new thin design is proving to be a mass-production challenge. I am sure Apple and Foxconn will get it right sooner than later.
    MacBook Pro and MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.5.8), iPad Touch Gen4, iPad1, MacBook Pro
  • GENE GOLDENSTEIN Level 1 Level 1 (115 points)
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    Mar 18, 2011 7:21 PM (in response to dc202)
    How could anyone answer this question?


    "but does anyone know when its safe to buy"
  • Ziatron Level 4 Level 4 (3,255 points)
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    Mar 18, 2011 7:32 PM (in response to iamjona)
    or something he tried to ****** with me that it's very normal for iPad 2


    What is "******"?
  • iamjona Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 18, 2011 8:56 PM (in response to Ziatron)
    I typed b u l l s h I t. But got censored
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  • Dlsbehr654 Calculating status...
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    Mar 18, 2011 9:05 PM (in response to wisc75)
    Also just got my iPad 2,the day it release.. Noticing the back light in the background very irritating. I am returning it in the morning
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  • Pancake Bill Calculating status...
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    Mar 19, 2011 2:34 PM (in response to Dlsbehr654)
    All 3 iPads I've purchased have backlight bleeding. Of the 3 only 2 were really tolerable/acceptable. Mine was not. I had a serious flashlight bleeding from under the bezel to the right of the home button. It was clearly evident at 50% brightness Auto On in a well lighted room. I called Apple Care and was next day air shipped what appears to be a brand new replacement in a plain brown box. The box did not contain a retail box - only a packaged iPad and instructions/materials for returning my original. The replacement iPad, like the others, has what I would call minimal backlight bleeding so I will keep it. Also of note, my replacement iPad also has a brilliant white/bluish (very cool temperature color) panel as opposed to my original which had an overall yellowish tint to it. The replacement was hassle-free and blazingly fast.

    All iPad 2s seem to suffer from backlight bleeding for whatever reason. Perhaps due to overall slim design, lack of clips for securing glass & panel, etc. I don't believe there
    will be an iPad 2 that doesn't suffer from this unless something is
    changed in production. Search out this problem on Macrumors.com and there are several posts with pictures of effected panels. My advice would be to exchange an unacceptable unit for a new one however temper your expectations with the knowledge that no panel will be perfect.
    iMac i7 Quad Core, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
  • pel1993 Calculating status...
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    Mar 19, 2011 3:04 PM (in response to Pancake Bill)
    i think all we got to do is wait it out until apple investigates the problem. we all know apple won't just leave all its customers with unacceptable ipad's
    Ipad 2
  • Pancake Bill Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Mar 22, 2011 11:01 AM (in response to wisc75)
    I just called AppleCare about the replacement iPad 2 I received. I still have issues with backlight bleed, but not as bad on the replacement. I just wanted the issue documented so that when Apple fixes the production issue, I can get a replacement. Anyhow, the official line I was told from the specialist was that the glue needed to cure. He said to give it three to five days. Glue drying won't fix this problem. I've had the iPad since Mar. 18th. Today is Mar. 22 and the issue is as prevelant as it ever was.
    iMac i7 Quad Core, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
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